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Taking the road less traveled Spending a year in five continents to embrace my "inner turtle", to live simply, and to avoid being shark bait!

Trip: Country living in BC

There are [7] stories from my trip: Country living in BC

Washing the Dirt Off

CANADA | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | Views [458]

It was an incredible education living and working on two organic farms; better yet, it transformed me to enjoy being in the garden and getting dirt on my hands.  It was refreshing to be working outdoors almost daily, getting exercise while breathing ... Read more >

Tags: goat, organic farm, outdoor

Organic Living

CANADA | Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | Views [831]

My WWOOF experience has taught me more than just about organic farming; it opened my eyes to "organic lifestyle", and it's much more than food, compost, and recycling. Both of my host families are people who prefer and enjoy things made by themselves ... Read more >

Tags: compost, organic lifestyle, recycle, technology

Giving Thanks

CANADA | Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | Views [341]

This weekend is my first time to experience Canadian Thanksgiving.  The timing of Thanksgiving in Canada (second Monday in October) actually seems more in line with when harvest takes place than US Thanksgiving.  My host family was invited ... Read more >

Tags: canada thanksgiving, local food

Country Weekends

CANADA | Sunday, 30 Sep 2012 | Views [426]

Work doesn't stop on the farm on the weekend.  Goats still need to be fed, milked and walked, and food still need to be harvested.  However, besides the necessary tasks, my host family do make the time to enjoy  "family time" during the weekends, ... Read more >

Tags: ella, goat slaughter, hills, hills garlic festival, mine tailings, new denver, rail trail, silverton, sufferfest

Farmer gal

CANADA | Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | Views [670]

I know I've become a full-fledged farm gal when my fingers and fingernails are persistently stained with dirt, and all my clothes smell like goat. Also I've learned the true meaning of "back-breaking work". I knew farming is labor-intensive, ... Read more >

Tags: acrobat, cheese, compost, farm, fresh vegetable, goat, organic, photoshop

Photos: Beautiful British Columbia

CANADA | Sunday, 9 Sep 2012 | Photo Gallery

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USA | Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | Views [471]

At the beginning of 2012, I had planned the year through August; my goal at the time was to have traveled to five continents, gotten my scuba diving certification, and volunteered in two marine conservation programs.  I left the rest of the year open, ... Read more >

Tags: bend, canada, crater lake, kennewick, nelway, new denver, oregon, tri-valley, washington, wine tasting